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Thomas Leo Lenz, PharmD

Chair, Bachelor of Arts in Healthy Lifestyle Management

Professor

Thomas Lenz

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School of Medicine
Leadership and Well-Being (Graduate Certificate)
Lifestyle Medicine (Graduate Certificate)
Integrative Health and Wellness (Master of Science)
Family and Community Medicine
CIPER Administrative Council
OGYM - Old Gymnasium

Thomas Leo Lenz, PharmD

Chair, Bachelor of Arts in Healthy Lifestyle Management

Professor

Research Focus

Self-care; Employee well-being; lifestyle medicine; disease prevention; health promotion; online learning

Department

Family and Community Medicine

Position

Professor

Books

  • Prevention Publishing
    Lenz TL. Lifestyle Medicine for Chronic Diseases. Omaha. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-6-8. 2013
  • Sage
    Lenz TL. Exercise and Drug Interactions. Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health. Rippe JM, Ed. Sage Publications. Thousand Oaks, CA. February 2012.1:414-417. ISBN-13: 978-1-4129502-3-7. , p. 414-417 2012
  • Prevention Publishing
    Lenz TL. Healthy Lifestyle Activities. Prevention Publishing. Omaha. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-5-1. 2011
  • Prevention Publishing
    Lenz TL. Nutrition & Physical Activity Diary. Prevention Publishing. Omaha. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-1-3. 2011

Articles

  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Documenting lifestyle medicine activities.
    8(4), p. 242-243 2014
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Developing lifestyle medicine tools from psychological theories.
    8(1), p. 28-30 2014
  • Pharmacotherapy
    Ling, Hua, Lenz, Thomas L., Burns, Tammy L., Hilleman, Daniel E. Reducing the Risk of Obesity: Defining the Role of Weight Loss Drugs
    33, p. 1308-1321 2013
  • Psychology Research & Behavior Management
    White, Nicole D., Lenz, Thomas L., Smith, Katherine Tool guide for lifestyle behavior change in a cardiovascular risk reduction program
    6, p. 55-63 2013
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Lenz, Thomas L. Employee Health: A Prime Opportunity for Pharmacists
    77, p. 40 2013
  • Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
    White, Nicole D., Lenz, Thomas L., Skrabal, Maryann Z., Faulkner, Michele A., Skradski, Jessica J., Southard, Leslie A., Popken, Derek E. Comparison of cardiovascular risk calculation tools in pharmacy practice
    53, p. 408-413 2013
  • ISRN Preventive Medicine
    Lenz TL, Gillespie ND, Skradski JJ, Viereck LK, Packard KA, Monaghan MS. Development of a Composite Lifestyle Index and Its Relationship to Quality of Life Improvement: The CLI Pilot Study. Article ID 481030, 10.5402/2013/481030.
    2013, p. 7 pages 2013
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Pharmacists improving health at the worksite.
    7(6), p. 382-384 2013
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Prevalence of medication use in children for cardiometabolic risk reduction.
    7(5), p. 310-312 2013
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Drug-alcohol interactions.
    7(4), p. 250-252 2013
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    White ND, Lenz TL. Drug-induced photosensitivity and the major culprits.
    7(3), p. 189-191 2013
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. A pharmacological/physiological comparison of metformin and exercise.
    7(2), p. 181-120 2013
  • Prevention Publishing
    Lenz TL. White Paper: The Creighton cardiovascular and diabetes risk reduction program: A pharmacists-lead interprofessional employee health program. Outcomes at one year. Available at: http://preventionpublishing.com/. 2013
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Lenz TL. Employee health: a prime opportunity for pharmacists.
    77(2), p. 40 2013
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Gillespie, N. D., Lenz, T. L. Resveratrol: benefits on aging and heart disease.
    6, p. 390-392 2012
  • Journal of Interprofessional Care
    Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, N. D., Skrabal, M. Z., Faulkner, M. A., Skradski, J. J., Ferguson, L. A., Pagenkemper, J. J., Moore, G. A., Jorgensen, D. Using employee experts to offer an interprofessional diabetes risk reduction program to fellow employees 2012
  • Innovations in Pharmacy
    Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, N. D., Skrabal, M. Z., Faulkner, Michele A., Qi, Yongyue, Coleman, Abby W., Skradski, Jessica J. Health-related quality of life impact in employees participating in a pharmacist-run risk reduction program.
    3, p. Article 94 (1-8) 2012
  • Innovations in Pharmacy
    Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, ND, Faulkner, MA, Qi, Yongyue, Skradski, Jessica J., Skrabal, Maryann Z., Larson, Jessica C. Lifestyle medicine related cardiovascular risk factor changes in employees participating in a pharmacist-run risk reduction program.
    3, p. Article 93 (1-8). 2012
  • Innovations in Pharmacy
    McKenzie, M. C., Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, N. D., Skradski, J. J. Medical adherence improvements in employees participating in a pharmicist-run risk reduction program.
    3, p. Article 92 (1-6) 2012
  • Innovations in Pharmacy
    Gillespie, N. D., Lenz, T. L. Development and implementation of a novel lifestyle medicine advanced pharmacy practice experience.
    3, p. Article 64 (1-5) 2012
  • Pharmacotherapy
    Gillespie, Nicole D., Lenz, Thomas L., Monaghan, Michael S. Identifying employees with undiagnosed diabetes for participation in a pharmacist-run worksite wellness program.
    32, p. E260-E261 2012
  • International Journal of Pharmacy and Integrated Life Sciences.
    Lenz TL, Johnson KL, White ND, Coleman AW. Blood pressure outcomes from a pharmacist-run, lifestyle medicine program in an employee health setting. International Journal of Pharmacy and Integrated Life Sciences. 2012;1(1):8-17.
    1(1), p. 8-17 2012
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Medication use for hypercholesterolemia in the pediatric population. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2012;6(6):454-456.
    6(6), p. 454-456 2012
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. A pharmacological/physiological comparison between ADHD medications and exercise. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2012;6(4):306-308.
    6(4), p. 306-308 2012
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Lessening chemotherapy side effects with lifestyle medicine. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2012;6(3):219-221.
    6(3), p. 219-221 2012
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Gillespie ND, Lenz TL. Reducing inflammation: Statins or lifestyle? American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2012;6(1):21-23.
    6(1), p. 21-23 2012
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Implementing lifestyle medicine guidelines into pharmacy practice. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2012;6(2):116-118.
    6(2), p. 116-118 2012
  • Alaska Pharmacy Newsletter
    Lenz TL, Bradberry JC. University of Alaska and Creighton University collaborate to offer PharmD degree to Alaska residents. Alaska Pharmacy Newsletter. Spring 2012. Page 10. , p. 10 2012
  • US Pharmacist
    Lenz TL, Markov D. Advances in the management of shift-work disorder. Part III: General role of the pharmacist in identification, treatment, and follow-up of patients with shift-work disorder.  On-line continuing education program. Release date: 12/1/2011; Expiration date: 12/1/2013. Available at: http://www.uspharmacist.com/continuing_education/ceviewtest/lessonid/107967/., p. 25-32 2011
  • LearnSomething, Inc
    Lenz TL. Introducing lifestyle medicine to pharmacy patients. Online Courses. Available at: http://www.learnsomething.com/. 2011
  • LearnSomething, Inc
    Lenz TL. Nutritional needs and a healthful diet.  Online Courses. Available at: http://www.learnsomething.com/. 2011
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Wilson, Amy F., Lenz, Thomas L., Monaghan, Michael S. Making Your Pharmacy Practice Department 'In-dispense-able'
    75, p. 123-123 2011
  • Expert opinion on drug metabolism & toxicology
    Lenz, T. L. The effects of high physical activity on pharmacokinetic drug interactions
    7, p. 257-266 2011
  • Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
    Lenz, T. L., Monaghan, M. S. Pay-for-performance model of medication therapy management in pharmacy practice
    51, p. 425-431 2011
  • Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
    Lenz, T. L., Monaghan, M. S. Implementing lifestyle medicine with medication therapy management services to improve patient-centered health care
    51, p. 184-188 2011
  • Journal of Obesity
    Hamilton, William R., Egras, Amy M., Lenz, Thomas L., Monaghan, Michael S. An Evidence-Based Review of Fat Modifying Supplemental Weight Loss Products
    2011, p. 1-7 2011
  • Sports medicine
    Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, Nicole Transdermal patch drug delivery interactions with exercise
    41, p. 177-183 2011
  • US Pharmacist
    Lenz TL, DeSimone EM, Pameroy JM. Implementing lifestyle medicine with MTM services for patients with high blood pressure.
    36(2), p. 44-50 2011
  • Innovations in Pharmacy
    Packard KA, Herink M, Lenz TL. Comparison of traditional versus evidence-based journal club formats.
    2(1), p. 27 2011
  • The Open Sports Medicine Journal
    Packard KA, Lenz TL, Elder B, Godfrey C, Holcomb R, Windle E. Oral contraceptive use may attenuate menstrual cycle-induced ventilatory changes in endurance trained runners.
    5, p. 19-25 2011
  • Advances in Preventative Medicine
    Gillespie ND, Lenz TL. Implementation of a tool to modify behavior in a chronic disease management program. Article ID 215842, 5 pages. Doi:10.4061/2011/215842. Available at: http://www.sage-hindawi.com/journals/apm/2011/215842/. 2011
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Herbal supplements for stress. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
    5(6), p. 497-499 2011
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Walter AN, Lenz TL. Hydration and medication use.
    5(4), p. 332-335 2011
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Developing a lifestyle medicine toolbox to promote health behavior change.
    5(3), p. 232-235 2011
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Using behavior change questionnaires to tailor personalized health communications in pharmacy practice.
    5(2), p. 130-132 2011
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
    Lenz TL. Myopathy in children receiving chronic corticosteroid therapy for asthma.
    5(1), p. 44-46 2011
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Wilson AF, Lenz TL, Monaghan MS. Making your pharmacy practice department “In-dispense-able.”
    75(6), p. 123 2011
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Foral, Pamela A., Turner, Paul D., Monaghan, Michael S., Walters, Ryan W., Merkel, Jennifer J., Lipschultz, Jeremy H., Lenz, Thomas L. Faculty and Student Expectations and Perceptions of E-mail Communication in a Campus and Distance Doctor of Pharmacy Program
    74, p. 191-191 2010
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Packard, K. A., Lenz, T. L., Destache, C. J. A tool to teach heart failure treatment guidelines and to assess heart failure therapy in a pharmacy cardiology rotation
    74, p. 1-7 2010
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Packard, Kathleen A., Lenz, Thomas L., Destache, Christopher J. Teaching Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines and Assessing Heart Failure Therapy
    74, p. 103-103 2010
  • Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
    Lenz, T. L., Monaghan, M. S. Lifestyle modifications for patients with hypertension
    48, p. e92-9; quiz e100-2 2008
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Lenz, T. L. An elective course on lifestyle modifications in pharmacotherapy
    71, p. 92-92 2007
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Lenz, T. L., Monaghan, M. S., Wilson, A. F., Tilleman, J. A., Jones, R. M., Hayes, M. M. Using performance-based assessments to evaluate parity between a campus and distance education pathway
    70, p. 90 2006
  • Journal of Interprofessional Care
    Lenz, T. L., Monaghan, M. S., Ekeler, J. L., Hayes, M. M. An interprofessional medication risk assessment program
    20, p. 1-3 2006
  • International Journal of COPD
    Faulkner, M. A., Lenz, T. L., Stading, J. A. Cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation and implications for COPD
    1, p. 279-287 2006
  • Journal of Pharmacy Teaching
    Lenz, T. L., Faulkner, M. A., Monaghan, M. S. Assessing the use of two-way interactive video (TWIV) conferencing to offer heart failure continuing education to rural pharmacists
    13, p. 29-36 2006
  • Consultant Pharmacist
    Faulkner, M. A., Ryan-Haddad, A. M., Lenz, T. L., Degener, K. Osteoporosis in Long-Term Care Residents with Multiple Sclerosis
    20, p. 128-136 2005
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Lenz, T. L., Jones, R. M., Monaghan, M. S. Faculty workload comparison between a campus-based and Internet-based patient assessment course
    69, p. 67-68 2005
  • Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association
    Lenz, T. L., Stading, J. A. Lifestyle modification counseling of patients with dyslipidemias by pharmacists and other health care professionals
    45, p. 709-713 2005
  • Pharmacotherapy
    Lenz, T. L., Foral, P. A., Malesker, M. A., Hunter, C. B., Hilleman, D. E. Impact of nesiritide on health care resource utilization and complications in patients with decompensated heart failure
    24, p. 1137-1146 2004
  • Advances in Pharmacy
    Lenz, T. L., Faulkner, M. A., Ryan-Haddad, A. Rosuvastatin: A new HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor for the treatment of dyslipidemia
    2, p. 136-145 2004
  • Sports medicine
    Lenz, T. L., Lenz, N. J., Faulkner, M. A. Potential interactions between exercise and drug therapy
    34, p. 293-306 2004
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics (New Zealand)
    Lenz, T. L., Wilson, A. F. Clinical pharmacokinetics of antiplatelet agents used in the secondary prevention of stroke
    42, p. 909-920 2003
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy
    Faulkner, M. A., Bertoni, J. M., Lenz, T. L. Gabapentin for the treatment of tremor
    37, p. 282-286 2003
  • Pharmacotherapy
    Lenz, T. L., Wurdeman, R. L., Hilleman, D. E. Comparison of 24-hour blood pressure profiles in patients with hypertension who were switched from amlodipine to nisoldipine
    21, p. 898-903 2001
  • Pharmacotherapy
    Hilleman, D. E., Wurdeman, R. L., Lenz, T. L. Therapeutic change of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors in patients with coronary artery disease
    21, p. 410-415 2001
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy
    Lenz, T. L., Hilleman, D. E. Aggrenox: A fixed-dose combination of aspirin and dipyridamole
    34, p. 1283-1290 2000
  • Drugs of Today
    Lenz, T. L., Hilleman, D. E. Dofetilide: A new antiarrhythmic agent approved for conversion and/or maintenance of atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter
    36, p. 759-771 2000
  • Pharmacotherapy
    Lenz, T. L., Hilleman, D. E. Dofetilide, a new class III antiarrhythmic agent
    20, p. 776-786 2000

Publications

  • Faulkner MA, Gillespie N, Skrabal M, Lenz TL, Skradski J. Creation of a pharmacist-driven risk reduction program for university employees with diabetes. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Number 3-022. Available at: http://www.cmcgc.com/media/handouts/311204/professional_poster_abstracts.pdf (Abstract) 2011

Presentations

  • Lifestyle Medicine. Presented to the faculty and students in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University. March 25, 2014. (invited) 2014
  • Creating a Personal Teaching Philosophy Statement. Department of Pharmacy Practice, Creighton University. December 18, 2013. Omaha, Nebraska 2013
  • Be Your Own First Patient. Presented at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Conference on Creating a Culture of Wellness in Healthcare Settings. May 18, 2013. Nebraska City, NE. (invited) (presented with Nicole White, PharmD) 2013
  • Lifestyle Medicine in Pain Management. Presented at: TOGETHER. Providing Quality Care to Pain Patients in Iowa. A Multidisciplinary Conference. February 8, 2013. Des Moines, Iowa. (Invited) 2013
  • Cardiovascular and Diabetes Risk Reduction Program Outcomes. Presented to the Creighton University Wellness Council. November 8, 2012. Omaha, Nebraska. (Invited) 2012
  • Optimizing Your Pharmacy Distance Pathway Educational Mentor. Presented to the Creighton University Pharmacy Program Faculty. October 23, 2012. Omaha, Nebraska. 2012
  • The Ambulatist: A Novel Employee Health Specialty Position. American College of Preventive Medicine 2012 Annual Meeting. February 23, 2012. Orlando, FL 2012
  • Implementing Lifestyle Medicine with Clinical Pharmacy Practice. Presented to the Midwest College of Clinical Pharmacy. November 29, 2011. Omaha, Nebraska. (Invited) 2011

Awards

  • Nomination - S.J. Diversity Award for Excellence & Innovation
    2015 John P. Schlegel, S.J. Diversity Award for Excellence & Innovation
  • Certificate of Recognition
    Strategic Plan Initiatives, Creighton University
  • Excellence in Innovation
    Nebraska Pharmacists Association

Consulting

  • Faculty Associate - Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service, and Education, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    2006 - 2006
  • Consultant - Creighton University Athletic Department
    2000 - 2000